The Portland Trail Blazers square off with the Utah Jazz tonight at the Vivint Smart Arena in Salt Lake City. These two sides are battling for the West playoffs and need a win here.

Before Betting on Trail Blazers vs. Jazz

Portland is in a tough place, losing eight of the past nine events. After a very good start, they are now at .500, with 11 wins and losses each. Though we have to say that this unit had a pretty nasty schedule, traveling a lot and playing exhausting events against the Nets, Lakers, Cavs, etc, away from home.

Damian Lillard didn’t play in many of those games, and that’s simply irreparable for the Blazers. Though. The excellent thing is that Anferee Simons stepped up and became the unit’s new leader. He has 23.8 points per game and 4.5 assists.

Utah is 14-11 and is trying to escape a crisis, with back-to-back home wins over the Clippers 125-112, and the Pacers 139-119. The latter was a pure rhapsody of the Jazz attack, with the hosts dropping 55.4% of their shots, and having 47 boards, 12 more than the rivals.

Markkanen had 24 buckets and 13 boards, while the backup center, Walker Kessler, added 20 and 11 boards off the bench in only 25 minutes. Jordan Clarkson, 19, and Sexton, 18.

Trail Blazers vs. Jazz Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookTrail BlazersTotalJazz
BetOnlineBlazers (+155) | Jazz (-175)227.5Blazers +4 (-110) | Jazz -4 (-110)
BovadaBlazers (+155) | Jazz (-175)227.5Blazers +4 (-110) | Jazz -4 (-110)
BetUSBlazers (+155) | Jazz (-175)227.5Blazers +4 (-110) | Jazz -4 (-110)
SportsBetting.agBlazers (+155) | Jazz (-175)227.5Blazers +4 (-110) | Jazz -4 (-110)
PinnacleBlazers (+152) | Jazz (-172)227.5Blazers +4 (-110) | Jazz -4 (-110)
MyBookieBlazers (+158) | Jazz (-170)227.5Blazers +4 (-110) | Jazz -4 (-110)

The Jazzers are on the rise and are after a third win in a row, while on the other side, the Trail Blazers are in deep crisis. So anything other than betting on the hosts would be insane.